Alexis Contreras


About Me

A soon-to-be graduate of St. John's University with a passion for social justice and women's rights. Eager to be a part of an organization for positive change.

Location

Valley Stream, NY
Education
    St. John's University-New York
    August, 2017 - May, 2021
    expected degree
    Bachelor's
    major
    Public Administration
Work Experience
    Saha Global
    Volunteer
    May, 2018 - June, 2018
    company
    Saha Global
    title
    Volunteer
    overview
    My team and I partnered with women in local villages to open up clean water businesses. Had to raise substantial amount of money by contacting donors and pitching the goals of Saha Global. Spearheaded the outreach, assembly, and mobilization required to set up a new water treatment business. Worked in extremely difficult conditions (pouring rain & extreme heat) under strict time constraints. Remained calm, relaxed, and optimistic with the unpredictability of community mobilization in a low-income country. Related to community members beyond the cultural and linguistic barriers to design a responsive and effective business. Trained the women in money management, business management, and risk management.
Fun Fact
I spend time in another country annually to soak in different cultures and create a better understanding of humanity.
Passion
is helping the less fortunate and breaking down barriers many may not think are possible.
Skills
Languages
Spanish
Skills
CommunicationLeadershipWriting Skills
Volunteer
    Mary Brennan Inn
    January, 2018 - April, 2018
Leadership
    Pro Soccer Kids
    Coach
    January, 2014 - September, 2018
Hobbies
Running
Reading
Writing
Traveling